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steveff

So I've always been interested in fossils and history of any sort.  A few weeks ago I was doing some exploring in the Flinders Ranges and found this bit of ancient sea bed.

 

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So I decided to explore a little closer to home, at Turimetta Beach and found these (and lots more)

 

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I couldn't go right at low tide so was limited to the part of the headland I could get to, now I have a taste for it I'd like to go do some more searching, are there any other spots close to Sydney (I'm on the upper North shore)?

 

Cheers

Steve

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Foozil

Nice finds! I'll send you a PM about sites :)

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Tidgy's Dad

Hello, and a very warm welcome to TFF from Morocco! :)

Nice finds, the Flinders Range is a fascination for me. 

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Wrangellian

^ what he said!

Interesting ripple mark slab. Are those sinuous lines trace fossils or just mud cracks, on top of the ripples?

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steveff
40 minutes ago, Wrangellian said:

^ what he said!

Interesting ripple mark slab. Are those sinuous lines trace fossils or just mud cracks, on top of the ripples?

I'm pretty sure they are just mud cracks.

 

Cheers

Steve

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Wrangellian

I guess you're right, and that's the safe assumption, but they looked funny.

I don't want to assume they are Ediacaran in age, I believe there is some Cambrian in that area also, making tracks more of a possibility.

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steveff
7 minutes ago, Wrangellian said:

I guess you're right, and that's the safe assumption, but they looked funny.

I don't want to assume they are Ediacaran in age, I believe there is some Cambrian in that area also, making tracks more of a possibility.

I've left it at a larger size as well, what do you think, I'd have no real idea it's all new to me :)

 

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Cheers

Steve

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Wrangellian

I'm still thinking mud cracks, but you can see why I could have been mistaken, they have a very sinuous look, like worm trails, but I think the 3-way junctures you see here and there tips the scales in favor of mud cracks.

I wish I were closer to the Flinders Ranges or some place like them, with Ediacaran fossils possibly to be discovered!

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